Environmental stewardship is an extension of project planning and development. In addition to meeting requirements to manage stormwater onsite through performance goals contained in the CT DEEP Construction Stormwater permitting process, we advocate to go beyond minimum compliance requirements. Walking or driving across campus, you may notice green landscape features such as bio-swales, rain gardens, pervious pavement and, if you walk to the right places, green roofs. Many of these features have been implemented voluntarily to demonstrate environmental stewardship and cutting-edge stormwater management practices.
We also monitor and maintain the University’s 165-acre Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP). The HEEP was created as an outcome of the planning of two projects: the remediation of a former landfill; and, the construction of Discovery Drive. Our efforts complement the efforts of the robust sustainability program administered by UConn’s Office of Sustainability. Click the button below to learn more about the Office of Sustainability and its important work.